The Lawler City Council met in regular session on March 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Mayor Mueterthies presided.
Council members present: Izer, Scheidel, Throndson and King.
Others present: Jay Uhlenhake, Frank Wilson, Kylie Rosonke, Ashley Ewing, Jerry Vrzak, Joe Schmitt, Mary Gruenberg, Randy Franzen, Jason Byrne, Brian Krambeer, Mike Walton
Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda with additions. All Ayes.
Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.
|Treasurer State of Iowa||sales tax February||$1,101.16|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||IA Withholding||$839.00|
|United States Treasury||FICA, with||$2,856.20|
|Jendro Sanitation||garbage February||$2,162.66|
|Region I AWWA||Jay Uhlenhake water class||$20.00|
|Black Hills Energy||natural gas||$681.63|
|United Parcel Service||shipping||$14.14|
|Anderson Law Firm||phone calls with Mayor||$300.00|
|Municipal Supply Inc||water meters||$748.50|
|Test America||water & wastewater testing||$50.00|
|New Hampton Tribune||council minutes||$44.29|
|Team Lab||Road Patch 25 bags||$427.50|
|Cathy Humpal||Insurance reimbursement||$0.00|
|Treasurer State of Iowa||IA withholding||$73.00|
|Gluten Free & More||magazine||$36.00|
|Lawler Library Petty Cash||postage and supplies||$87.15|
|U.S. Postal Service||Box Rental||$56.00|
|Jeremy Humpal||research & Set up laptap||$100.00|
|Gas Tax Refund||$105.92|
|Transfer of jurisdiction|
|Local Option Tax||$0.00|
|Road Use Tax||$0.00|
Joe Schmitt with Cedar Valley Tractor Club discussed their tractor ride. He would like to start in Lawler with breakfast around 6:30 June 10, 2017. He requested to block off Brush and Grove Streets and a few east and west side streets to park trucks and trailers. A motion made by King to for tractor ride to start in Lawler. Izer seconded. All Ayes
Jerry Vrzak and Randy Franzen with Lawler Irish Fest discussed constructing pillars with lights and a gate at Junko Park. It was said that Kurt Croell would donate the cement for this project. It was moved my Izer to allow Irish Fest to put up light posts, gate, cement and landscape at Junko Park. Seconded by King. All Ayes.
It was moved by Scheidel to approve the Landfill Budget for Floyd – Mitchell – Chickasaw Solid Waste Management Agency. Second by Izer. All Ayes
It was moved by King to approve The Starlite Ballroom liquor license renewal. Second by Throndson. All Ayes.
It was moved by Scheidel and second by Izer to open the public hearing to approve the Budget FY17/18. All Ayes.
It was moved by King and second by Throndson to accept the FY17/18 Budget Resolution 3062017. All Ayes.
Brian Krambeer with MiEnergy Cooperative discussed current electric rates. He presented the council with 2 options of rates for Municipalities. MiEnergy rates will increase and they discussed it with counsel how the city can effectively look at the current rates to have revenue for improvement to the cities electric infrastructure. They recommended having a current rate study done on the city’s current electric utilities. Tom Nigon with Star Energy will propose a quote to conduct a rate study.
There have been complaints against barking dogs at the Ashley Ewing home. It was discussed that the city ordinance states that a resident of Lawler cannot have more than 3 dogs on the propriety. The city ordinance also state that disturbance of excessive barking is also considered Animal Nuisance. Ashley stated these dogs are considered services dogs and being trained. King made a motion that she will only have 3 dogs by the April 3, 2017 meeting. Izer seconded.
The Lawler All-Nighter softball tournament was discussed. It was discussed that a minimum of 4 porta potties could be in the park. It was determined that the City of Lawler has the final say on any weather related problems that will result in cancellation of tournament for the safety of all player and spectators. It will be discussed with the Lawler Lion’s Club if they would like to continue with the concession stand at the April 3, 2017 council meeting.
Delinquent accounts were discussed.
Moved by Izer, seconded by Scheidel to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 PM. All Ayes.
Next Council Meeting is April 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
Suzette Byrne, City Clerk